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Noynah - she was only a village girl
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,040. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011 by booksmango. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Noynah was born in Kamalasai, a small sleepy Isaan village on the outskirts of Kalasin in the North-East of Thailand on the 1st of September 1958 she was the only daughter of Simon and Nooch Kwanchalerm. They were simple folk living on a small farm that was no bigger than four ‘rai’ of land of which he had inherited from his father.
Christmas in Puyallup
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Price: Free! Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short story in which a bounty hunter learns that the biggest prize can be earned by giving.
A Winters Heart
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011 by Glair Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A woman's heart grows cold toward her husband and uses circumstance to justify the means.
Red, White, and a Dog Named Blue (A Chloe Boston Mystery Book 8)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,840. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011 by Brian Jackson. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Red, White, and a Dog Named Blue is a collection of short stories that fills in the gaps betwixt and between in Chloe's life. In the title story, Chloe's 4th of July turns deadly when she is called in to judge a baking competition at the county fair. The book also includes the stories Batter Up!, In Search of Christmas, and Lights! Camera! Action!
Cruelty the Human Heart
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This story asks the question - How cruel are we? A law enforcement officer in a small Louisiana village learns a painful, illuminating lesson in human nature. Cover art by Vincent De Noux.
Betraying Nexus
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Price: Free! Words: 9,920. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Jason works for Nexus, a secret vigilante organization. He’s a Mind Bender and can implant thoughts into the minds of others. He's both a prodigy and a rising star. But when he’s forced to take down an old friend and learns Nexus's darkest secret, he must ask himself what he believes in. And if it’s worth turning against the woman he loves.
Clean Slate
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Price: Free! Words: 8,810. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Pray it was only a dream. Mitch Osborn can't shake the feeling that a nightmare he's been having is somehow true. If it is, his life is over . . . like that of the woman he may have killed.
The Plot to Kill George
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,320. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Magda dreams of killing her husband. She schemes and plans and leaves little hints for him in an effort to scare him. It's a joke, she knows, for she couldn't bring herself to really do it. Then George goes missing and all those hints and plans becomes evidence. Magda must prove her innocence and find out what really happened to George.
Inspector Baseheart Returns
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,970. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In order to avoid being killed by his nemesis, the Brazilian arch-fiend known as Birdman Perez, Inspector Baseheart must fake his own death, or as he puts it: "In order to be safe I must be safely in my grave." And the detective faces other quandaries: what happens after the first 24 hours to a freshly plucked human eyeball? Does a lobotomy make writing a Ph.D. thesis more difficult? Find out.
The Inspector Baseheart Casebook
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,320. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The master detective known as Inspector Baseheart plies his trade in the insane asylum known as Planet Earth... and he is more than equal to the task. Along with his friend Gonzalo he encounters homicidal lunatics, monkey men,the occasional neighborhood cannibal, and vegetarian fetishists with a radish so hot it drives a man mad. Porta-pottys explode across the city! Alert Inspector Baseheart now!
Nightmare in th Cockpit
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Bart and Jim are scheduled for a training check ride today in one of the newer company 737-300 aircraft. This is required every so often at different times by all major airlines to make sure their pilots are up to date on the latest happenings in their industry and qualified to perform as required. Most training flights are the same as scheduled routes and utilize the same procedures. Except now.
Observe, If You Will...
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,190. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A Montreal prostitute is being grilled for her knowledge of Harry Houdini’s death. But if the mysterious customer who took her to Houdini’s last rehearsal and performance is really a killer, how did he do it, and why?
Why Kill Gayle?
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,570. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011 by Evil Ink. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Gayle Song knows who killed her and how she died. It was her husband who dealt the blow with a candlestick. What she wants to know is why she was killed. That's why she's working with Theodore Bellows - to solve the mystery of why her husband decided that she had to die.
Ghost Friends
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,150. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011 by booksmango. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This tale of ghosts with unfinished business is a brain-teasing, gender-bending romp through the netherworld, with stops in Laos, Myanmar and northern Thailand along the way. Both humorous and thought-provoking, Ghost Friends not only paints a colorful picture of the Other Side, but also has some spiritual tips for a more meaningful life before we get there.
Lunch Reads Volume 1
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,180. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011 by Istoria Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
In this first edition of short stories offered by Istoria Books (eBooks You Want to Read at Prices You Want to Pay), readers can devour two tasty and satisfying tales of suspense and cozy mystery. Jenny Milchman and Libby Sternberg take readers on domestic journeys where the prosaic turns into the perplexing, creating everyday dramas that aren’t easily resolved.
Dragged Upstairs
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Someone’s kidnapped Noelle’s husband and is possibly stalking her. And while she has a plan to unveil the perpetrator, it will take a detective’s help and a whole lot of nerve to carry it off.
The Four-Handed Corpse
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
She’s just come from Psych class when the cops show her the half-cooked corpse of her aunt. It gets worse when they try to explain exactly how the aunt died.
Your Cheatin' Heart: A Tiffany Waters Paranormal Mystery
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Following a cheating husband and his tarty blonde, PI Tiffany Waters witnesses the explosion of the lover’s motel. The police find only one body: the husband. Now Tiffany must save her husband from a mystery man demanding her photos of the lovers’ meeting. But how can two copies of the same photo be different? How can the blonde in the photo blink? “Your Cheatin’ Heart” is 7,693 words.
Arcanos mayores
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Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 12,390. Language: Spanish. Published: April 11, 2011 by Karibdis. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Un manuscrito que lleva siglos olvidado, una enigmática poesía que se resiste a desvelar sus secretos, unas misteriosas cartas de tarot y tres antiguas lápidas de piedra desaparecidas son el punto de partida desde donde los tres protagonistas comienzan a investigar.
Intergalactic Courage - Entering the Field
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,150. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Kenny Ramzai was a dispatcher for a small town on a remote planet. It was just a job while attending college to study alien races. Or was it? His superiors certainly did not believe it. Now he finds himself thrust into a galactic wide field operation deceptively enticing. A futuristic action packed police story, "Entering the Field" is the first adventure of a very unlikely hero.